Phone Scoop

printed August 22, 2014
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/glossary/term.php?gid=459

Home  ›  Glossary  ›

Resistive Touch Screen

Resistive touch technology works by sensing direct pressure. Commonly used in touch-screen displays, a resistive touch-screen is typically activated by pressing with a finger or stylus.

A resistive touch screen consists of a touch layer on top of a standard display. The touch layer typically includes two clear electrical layers that are separated by a tiny distance. Pressing on the display touches the two layers together, creating an electrical contact that can be sensed and located on the surface.

Unlike capacitive technology, resistive technology can work with a stylus for precise control or handwriting recognition; it also works with gloved hands.

See: Capacitive Touch

See: Touch Screen

Still confused? Spot a mistake? Give us your feedback on this definition.

back to Glossary Index

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Phone Scoop on Google+ Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2014 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
1